In this study, it was aimed to determine the histological structure ve histochemical properties of tongue glands of partridge (alectoris chukar) in various development phases. Tongue glands of partridge of 2, 3, 4 ve 6 months old were used as study materials. It was determined that tongue glands were in the structure of simple, branched tubular glve form. It was observed that anterior tongue glands were in serous ve serousmucus secretory units; the posterior tongue glands were composed of mucous secretory units. Anterior tongue glands, displayed stronger reaction in both PAS ve AB pH=2,5 dying method than that of posterior. As a result of histological ve histochemical findings, no significant difference was observed between tongue glands of partridge of 2, 3, 4 ve 6 months old.
Key words: Partridge, tongue glands, histology